From Slashdot:

“After major improvements in SMP support in FreeBSD 7.0, benchmarks show it performing 15% better than the latest Linux kernels (PDF, see slides 17 to 19) on 8 CPUs under PostgreSQL and MySQL. While a couple of benchmarks are not conclusive evidence, it can be assumed that FreeBSD will once again be a serious performance contender. Some posters on LWN have noted that the level of Linux performance could be related to the Completely Fair Scheduler, which was merged into the 2.6.23 Linux kernel.”


  1. #1 Kevin
    March 7, 2008

    Um. You didn’t just call FreeBSD “one form of Linux”, did you? Right?

  2. #2 Craig Pennington
    March 7, 2008

    He’s trolling.

  3. #3 Paul Hutchinson
    March 8, 2008

    Naughty, Naughty, Greg, the BSD Daemon will get you for this faux pas. The Daemon will only accept *nix as an acceptable generic name. 😉

  4. #4 rpenner
    March 8, 2008

    The orginal BSD daemon cartoon was drawn by Phil Foglio ( ) at the request of a friend. Phil is now deep in the clutches of Science gone Mad.